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Russia ready to extend gas transits through Ukraine once legal dispute settled – energy minister

Russia, the EU and Ukraine held talks Tuesday over the extension of a gas transit contract between Moscow and Kiev which expires next year. Russia says the transit will be extended when legal issues are settled with Ukraine. “In my opinion, the negotiations have been constructive enough. We exchanged information, exchanged views on the current situation and the prospects for ...

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Russia extends counter-sanctions against US, EU & allies through 2019

President Vladimir Putin has signed a law extending the embargo against countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia. Restrictions will be in force until the end of next year. Read more The government is instructed to take all measures necessary to implement the decree. The document came into force on the day of signing, on July 12. In August 2014, ...

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US warships sail through Taiwan Strait for first time in a year as China tariffs kick in

Two US destroyers, the USS Mustin and the USS Benfold, have passed through the narrow waterway separating mainland China from Taiwan. The maneuvers come as an unravelling trade spat ramps up tension between Washington and Beijing. The US warships entered the Taiwan Strait on Saturday and were still in the waterway as of Saturday night, Taiwan’s defense ministry reported. Taiwan, ...

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24 killed, scores injured as fireworks rip through workshop in Mexico's 'pyrotechnical capital'

Chain explosions rocked a fireworks factory, killing 24 in the city of Tultepec, which is renowned for its mesmerizing and dangerous pyrotechnic shows. Among the deceased were first responders who rushed to the scene. The blasts struck the factory, which has been operating without a license, at 9:40 am on Thursday. As firefighters, police officers and members of the civil ...

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Woman falls through ceiling, man gets tasered in botched escape from Canadian police (VIDEO)

Escaping a convenience store with a can of soda proved an impossible task for a couple of Canadians who, in their cinematic getaway attempt, wrestled police, got tasered and fell through a ceiling, before ending up in jail. The botched attempt to avoid justice at a Spruce Grove convenience store in Alberta occurred after a suspicious pair of Canadians tried ...

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South Korea wants railroad link to Russia through North Korea

Seoul, Moscow and Pyongyang can implement several major trilateral infrastructure and energy projects if stability is reached on the Korean peninsula, according to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Read more One such project could be a railway that will be able deliver goods from Russia to South Korea through North Korea. “Once the Trans-Korean Main Line is built, it may ...

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Escalating trade war between US & China sends shock waves through markets

Global stocks crashed on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump threatened another 10-percent tariff on $ 200 billion of Chinese imports in response to Beijing’s retaliation for the previous package of levies imposed by the US. China vowed to protect its interests, countering any US tariffs imposed on its goods with a mirror response. “This practice of extreme pressure and ...

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Israeli banks ‘pillage’ Palestine through settlement program and may be guilty of war crime – HRW

Deep involvement of Israeli banks in the building of illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank may amount to the war crime of pillage, HRW has said. While the settlements are condemned worldwide, Israel keeps building more. “Israeli banks are facilitating their expansion and thus bankrolling these abuses,” said the Israel/Palestine Advocacy Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), Sari Bashi, ...

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Kim in limo? Massive convoy presumably carrying N. Korean leader rolls through Singapore (VIDEO)

Shortly after Kim Jong-un arrived in Singapore for milestone talks with Donald Trump, the streets of the South Asia city were filled with a massive motorcade featuring a police escort, black limos, and even a fire truck. The convoy, thought to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, traveled at high speed through downtown Singapore on Sunday afternoon. The motorcade ...

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Mongolia open to Russia building gas pipeline through its territory to China

Mongolia is interested in letting Russia build a pipeline to China through their territory, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read more “We generally support the idea. But, of course, as always in such cases, you need to thoroughly work out the feasibility,” Putin said during a trilateral meeting with the heads of the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia ...

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